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The fifth column was waiting
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles magazine – December 1996
In 1942, a Japanese submarine fired sixteen poorly aimed shells at the coastline north of Santa Barbara — the first foreign assault on the continental United States since 1812.
Property values plunged up and down the beach. Santa Monica homes sold for pennies on the [...]
EnviroReporter.com was featured on G4TV’s “Attack of the Show!” on April 16, 2012 where host Kevin Pereira and journalist Michael Collins discuss Fukushima meltdowns’ fallout and contamination of the Pacific Ocean and North America. This mainstream media coverage, seen by nearly 2 million AOTS! viewers, is historic in it being the first such program to boldly explore this subject.
Topping EnviroReporter.com‘s last radiation readings of HEPA filter dust in the western Los Angeles Basin, a 40-day accumulation of dust and debris by three HEPA filter machines at Radiation Station Santa Monica yields the highest air rad readings we’ve taken yet: 7.46 times normal. The California Highway Patrol considers anything 3 times normal radiologically to be a hazmat situation making this detection doubly dangerous.
EnviroReporter.com finds that isotopic identifiers not only cost tens of thousands of dollars, they are thousands of times less sensitive than the Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitors that we’ve been using since 2000. Now we don’t have to raise money to buy one and will offer to return a dozen donations made to us for that purpose.
An imperfect storm swept into Southern California on, perhaps appropriately enough, April Fools weekend creating the conditions that tested EnviroReporter.com‘s scientific hypothesis that radioactive “buckyballs” and other fission radionuclides from the triple Fukushima Japan meltdowns are already impacting the region. Sure enough, a rain composed primarily of sea mist formed over a choppy ocean with high winds tested higher than any other Los Angeles Basin rain since Radiation Station Santa Monica began fallout radiation tests March 15, 2011, four days after the unabated meltdowns began. The rain, not impacted by so-called “natural” radon progeny, came in at a whopping 506% above normal, more than high enough to qualify as a hazardous material situation for the California Highway Patrol. This is the hottest L.A. rain detected with our Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor in the over 1,500 radiation tests we’ve taken since last year’s Ides of March.
Sunny Southern California has been the bulls eye for Fukushima meltdowns fallout and radiation contamination with more Cesium-137 impacting L.A. more than anywhere else in the U.S. after the disaster began March 11, 2011. Now with levels of radiation hammering the West Coast with levels that dwarf Chernobyl’s 1986 meltdown, the danger of Uranium-filled “buckyballs” threatens to irradiate the West Coast turning the seashore a silent unseen cesspool of radioactive goo. This abridged and updated version of Beta Watch, with new data, information and interviews was so shocking that even EnviroReporter‘s favorite print editors were dumbstruck by The Endless Bummer. An EnviroReporter.com exclusive.
Rad News Digest which goes back to Day 1 of the Fukushima triple meltdowns and keeps us current going into Year 3 of this unprecedented disaster.
Now 43 days later, we tested the same HEPA filters in the same environment and setup. This time, as you can see in the video, the dust was a lot hotter. A spot test was ~377% of the previous background. Then we vacuumed out the filters with a HEPA filter Eureka vacuum cleaner and tested the aggregate. The March 6 test of the combined dust came in at a sizzling 668% of background or 6.68 times normal. Since the last testing period, the radiation detected has risen another 130% indicating a continued upward trend.
An 11-month EnviroReporter.com investigation with over 1,500 Fukushima fallout tests, a new UC Davis report about uranium-filled “buckeyballs” and proof that sea mist carries radiation inland for hundreds of miles all add up to one thing: it’s going to be a long hot Endless Bummer at the beach this year. Bay Watch has just turned into Beta Watch.
Dale Ramicone aka Dr Solar
Inspector Alert detecting in Counts Per Minute (CPM)
24-7 streaming video plus 66 special tests as of July 1, 2014
Over 2,051 special tests and original reports from nine Radiation Stations plus Radiation Station Santa Monica California‘s 3,847 tests total 5,898 special radiation tests and reports as of July 1, 2014. As [...]
Home for the holidays in Michigan meant radiation readings in jets up to eight times normal and a jet stream-driven storm that was imbued with Fukushima meltdowns fallout coming in at a sizzling 650% of background. Fukushima fallout in the American Heartland also served up other radiological surprises, some of which were unexpectedly positive.
FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWNS & FALLOUT IN AMERICA
Green Power And Wellness – FUKUSHIMA RADIATION ALL OVER AMERICA – March 18, 2014
Anti-nuclear legend Harvey Wasserman has Michael Collins on as his guest to discuss Fukushima – The Perfect Crime? in this fast-paced show with a host who really knows his radiation. Collins describes radiation discovered along the Pacific [...]
Santa Monica rain radiation reads at approximately 264% normal higher. But is this sample, which decayed down to background within two days, reading hot because of so-called “radon progeny”? What is radon progeny and is it coming from Fukushima or locally. Being by the ocean on the west end of the Los Angeles Basin, and on the receiving end of predominant sea breezes, it seems likely that radon progeny plays less of a role in Radiation Station Central’s radiation readings than it would further inland.
The day the two-month old Occupy Los Angeles camp is evicted from City Hall, EnviroReporter.com tests three months worth of HEPA filter-cleaned air in an historic downtown Los Angeles building with central air. Much to our surprise, the HEPA filter dust tests 364% of normal, hotter than expected.
Disturbing readings from one of Radiation Station Central’s HEPA filters after just 30 days of use: 308% of normal background higher. Alpha and beta radiation captured by the filter can be attributed to the triple Fukushima Japan meltdowns, melt-throughs and melt-outs and the decision to begin burning 550,000 tons of radioactive debris in Tokyo from October to March, sending a double dose of radioactive fallout on the Jet Stream over the Pacific to land on America, Canada and beyond. Finding this high a level of radiation is considered dangerous by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Ingested alpha particles can be up to 1,000 times more dangerous than their beta and gamma counterparts.
Los Angeles’ first impacted storm detected by Radiation Station Central in Santa Monica was a troubling sign of what was to come later in the evening: fallout from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Japan and, even more unbelievably, radioactive contamination from the 550,000 tons of radioactive debris incinerated in Tokyo beginning in October 2011.
After just 53 days of air cleaning at Radiation Station in Santa Monica, California, two HEPA filters’ dust aggregate comes in at a worrisome 216.0% of background higher than normal. Even in drier climes like Southern California, which hasn’t been hit (yet) by jet stream-carried storms suffused with radioactive fallout from the triple Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns in Japan, there is measurable radiation in dust particulates breathed by millions in the Greater Los Angeles area.
EnviroReporter.com‘s Radiation Station continues to operate uninterrupted 24/7 since it began operation on the Ides of March, four days after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors complex in Japan.
These graphs by Radiation Station graph artist Dale Ramicone give an excellent idea of the range radiation readings we’ve taken [...]
Over 2,051 special tests and original reports from nine Radiation Stations plus Radiation Station Santa Monica California‘s 3,847 tests total 5,898 special radiation tests and reports as of July 1, 2014. As of this date, over 1,566,689 people have seen Radiation Station Santa Monica California’s 24/7 online streaming begun March 15, 2011 along with 19,144 [...]
After thousands of radiation tests and comments, seen by nearly two million viewers, EnviroReporter.com inaugurates Radiation Conversation starting with startling revelations of high levels of radiation in Japanese products in Southern California, including beer, sake and green tea. Also, new evidence of the spread of Fukushima fallout is found at alarming levels at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion indicating airborne radiation’s slow spread across the entire Northern Hemisphere.
EnviroReporter.com travels to Bryce Canyon National Park where it detects high radiation from a storm that didn’t originate from the Jet Stream which has been responsible for transporting radioactive fallout from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan. Rain clocks in at 258% of previous background with the most dangerous radiation, alpha, dominating the reading. Alpha radiation is 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta or gamma radiation.
Ten years to the day after the terrible attacks of September 11, 2011 overlooking the Grand Canyon from the North Rim. It also happened to be the six month anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi multiple meltdowns in Japan. It was evident in the unexpectedly hot rain that was raining down on us coming in at ~207% and ~270% over normal, long after so called radon-daughters were washed out of the electric air.
Japanese vegetable juice spot checks at a whopping 53% over background radiation in an ironic twist since the vegetable drink is made up of carrots, spinach, and all sorts of plants that are vulnerable to multiple meltdowns-created nuclear fallout. While it may not be surprising to find this level of radiation in this Japanese juice, it is surprising to find it for sale in Los Angeles.
Japanese-made sake bought in Southern California registers 22.3% above background, but unlike background radiation, you swallow sake. When detecting with the Inspector the sake in its unopened bottle, there was little ionization above background radiation making this significant reading all the more troublesome because it indicates the presence of alpha radiation which is up to a thousand times more dangerous than beta and gamma radiation.
A popular Japanese-made Swiss Roll Green Tea cake tests 21.6% higher in radiation than normal. Detection results of the cakes out of their packaging indicate possible heightened alpha radiation.